Finding our true purpose in life isn’t black or white. It’s not something where we can just wake up one day and know that our purpose. Despite, if it takes anything to solve this mystery it takes finding that inner ground to establish your reason for doing. Lets take for example a map and it can be a map of any locational region of your choice. You’re at point ‘a’ but you know that destiny wants you to get to point ‘b’. Intuitively, something is calling you to move but ultimately your reason or your ‘why’ seems to be misaligned with the potential of the decision. This is where the importance of your profound why comes in.
As I’m writing this post, my aim is share how finding your why can create a means for motivation or at least add to that inner foundation for lifetime reasoning. Last night, I was listening to one of Dr. Eric Thomas’s “It’s your time!” speech in which was insightfully engaging. Here’s a statement said by Dr. Thomas that captured my attention; “It’s time to shift your values for who your doing these things for because when you shift your values, then you’ll have a reason to get up in the morning!” Moved by his words and his motivation, this had me thinking and in search for my who and why which led me to this morning. Right after my meditation, I decided to dive deep in seek to find my ‘why’ and here’s how I did it and what happened.
I asked myself those specific who? and why? questions and wrote down my answers. As a resulte, what I came across upon the realisation created a ripple in my thought and emotional mind. I am a motivational speaker for those who need hope and words of encouragement to keep going during the tough times and challenges that life tend to throw at us from time to time. But why? Well because if I had given up when I was abandoned on Skid Row then more than likely I wouldn’t be here sharing my story, impacting lives, or uplifting those today (nor will I be here writing this blog to help motivate you). And after this realisation, it was this physical feeling of coming to far to only quit now which gave me means to keep going as life has something special in store later on down the line.
If you didn’t quit back then, why quit now? (And we’re talking about a positive life challenges here) I speak about things that tend to get the best of us or place us in dark places where we sometimes seem to get lost or loose the essential being of who we are on the inside because hope is essential everywhere and in everyone. Our journeys are filled with ups and downs and sometimes when we’re in the downs, we tend to give up or either loose hope or sight of the bigger picture.
My words of encouragement are “Don’t loose sight of your ‘who’ and ‘why’ because they may be the only things that may keep you going… So find it!”
Think well to live well… 🙂